My son Jonathan has a keen ear for such things. Many times he knows who the composer is just by the way the music sounds. If he expresses an interest in seeing a movie, most often it is because he wants to hear the work of his favorite composer on the big speakers at the theater.
When we see a movie, I'm paying attention to the story. He's listening to the music. Later, when we talk about the movie, Jonathan will refer to the music which was playing at a critical moment in the plot. That's his reference point.
God has written a harmonious score for our lives that deserves to be heard. There is so much "music" in our world that it might be overlooked by those of us merely interested in the "storyline."
John Ruskin once wrote, "Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the time, and not be discouraged at the rests. The making of music is often a slow and painful process in this life." When I think about God orchestrating the days and events of my life, it gives me great encouragement.
Elisabeth Elliot agreed. She wrote, "God manages perfectly, day and night, year in and year out, the movements of the stars, the wheeling of the planets, the staggering coordination of events that goes on the molecular level in order to hold things together. There is no doubt that He can manage the timing of my days and weeks."
And that was exactly what the psalmist was trying to say: “Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge” (Psalm 119:54)
Amen! He's the Composer. Let's listen to the music He writes for our lives.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com